Let’s Talk Transplant
The American Society of Transplanation released a Transplant Community FAQ for Patients in response to the Coronavrius pandemic. Please check back frequently as the document will be updated to include developments as they become available.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for informative resources regarding the kidney transplant process.
To be connected with an individual who has successfully undergone kidney transplant surgery, contact us.
Interested in becoming a living donor? This insightful Los Angeles Times op-ed explains why one individual chose to give the Gift of Life.
Share Your Story
Share your story – through your social media page or ask ASF for more information about sharing your story more widely through its communication channels to inspire others.
Meet Alport patient Zac, age 29, and his his living kidney donor, Mike:
The following resources can answer common questions patients and family members have about kidney transplantation.
Alliance for Paired Donation
Alliance for Paired Donation is one of many organizations that facilitate kidney paired donations.
Alliance affiliated centers:
American Association of Kidney Patients
This simple yet thorough explanation of the transplant process was written by transplant nurses.
California Pacific Medical Center
This is an outstanding resource for potential kidney transplant patients, regardless of where they plan to have a transplant.
Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions across the United States dedicated to inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Forum for ESRD (End-stage Renal Disease) Networks advocates for organizations that monitor the quality of CKD, dialysis, and kidney transplant care in the US.
European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association — European Renal Care Association
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) was established in 1971 to address the special needs of nurses and other professionals that treat patients suffering from renal failure.
Living Kidney Donors Network
The Living Kidney Donors Network is a not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to educate people who need a kidney transplant about the living donation process and to prepare them to effectively communicate their need to family members and friends.
Mayo Clinic — Transplant Diagnosis and Treatment Information
Mayo Clinic doctors perform more than 1,100 transplants a year, making it the largest transplant program in the United States.
National Kidney Registry
The National Kidney Registry (NKR) finds better matches with better long-term outcomes for kidney recipients with the largest pool of living donors across 85 transplant centers in the United States.
NKR affiliated centers:
National Foundation for Transplants
The National Foundation for Transplants is dedicated to helping patients overcome financial hurdles in receiving a life-saving transplant, and the follow up treatment and medications essential to their continued health.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
SRTR supports the transplant community with statistical analyses to improve patient outcomes.
Transplant Living is a project of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a nonprofit organization that maintains the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Pediatric section is provided.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
The United Network for Organ Sharing is the leader in the field of transplantation data and research whose mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting its communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.